The Kansas City Tuesday News Soak

So, they're blaming the rain for EVEN WORSE VOTER TURNOUT TODAY and these Kansas City news links start our evening link look with inspiration from Jodie Gasson and Jess Davies in the tub . . .

Kansas City Flooding Tonight

First Alert: Flood watch in effect until Wednesday night

Parts of the Kansas City metro might see over 2 inches of rain over the next several hours. A Flood Watch is in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. KMBC's First Alert meteorologists said most of us will see between 1 to 2 inches of rain, but there could be a few spots that see over 2 inches.

Cowtown Cars Stay Losing

March is a bad month for sales of KC-made autos - Kansas City Business Journal

Two of the three vehicles manufactured in the Kansas City area saw dramatic declines in March sales compared to a year ago. The Chevrolet Malibu saw the biggest decline in March, dropping 35.5 percent to 14,222. Despite that poor showing in March, the Malibu remains the sixth-best-selling vehicle for General Motors.

Say Goodbye To Broke-Ass Shoes

Payless seeks bankruptcy court protection, 400 stores to close

CLOSE Discount footwear chain Payless ShoeSource sought bankruptcy court protection Tuesday, announcing it will close 400 stores under a reorganization plan designed to shed debt, get new capital and boost e-commerce efforts.

Show-Me Fed Money Wasted

State auditor: Missouri misspends a small portion of federal money

Of the $8.4 billion in federal money Missouri saw last fiscal year, a small portion of that was spent in a questionable fashion, Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday. Her audit focused mostly on oversights concerning Medicaid and child care programs through the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Social Services.

Kansas Campus Carry Chat Squashed

Kansas House Denies Concealed Carry Debate

Members of the Kansas House on Tuesday shot down a proposal to debate whether to allow concealed firearms on college campuses. A motion by the chamber's top Democrat would have forced the House to consider a bill regarding out-of-state concealed carry licenses.

Urban Core Run-In Aftermath

Vehicle crashes into furniture store at Prospect and Truman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are on the scene of a crash Monday afternoon in which an SUV drove into a building. Emergency crews responded to Prospect and Truman, where a red Ford Edge crashed into a store front. Police said the crash happened after a carjacking at 72nd and Cleveland around 3:30 p.m.

Tragic Backstory Amid Skull Discovery

5 things to know about the 2007 disappearance of Kara Kopetsky

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The mystery surrounding the disappearance Kara Kopetsky spans a decade. Kara's mom hasn't seen her since she left for school on May 4, 2007 Kara Kopetsky's mother, Rhonda said she last saw Kara the morning of May 4, 2007. Kara was walking to school.
Encouraging Signs For Hurt Officer

IPD: Officer Wagstaff still critical, but showing "optimistic signs"

IPD: Officer Wagstaff still critical, but showing "optimistic signs" Police Chief Brad Halsey says your prayers are still needed The Independence Police Department says injured officer Tom Wagstaff is still in critical condition, however there have been "optimistic signs." "There have been optimistic signs today but he still has a long road ahead," wrote Police Chief Brad Halsey.

Celebrate Dead Tree Media Journalism Excellence Minus Decapitation Deets

The Star's coverage of the Verr├╝ckt tragedy earns investigative journalism award

A nonprofit dedicated to advancing investigative journalism awarded The Kansas City Star a top honor for its coverage following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on a Kansas water slide last summer. Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) recognized The Star in its "investigations triggered by breaking news" category for 2016.

Old School Sound Coming Soon

The Violent Femmes coming to Crossroads KC this summer with Echo and the Bunnymen

There are bands that don't age well, and there are acts whose sound and feel are timeless. Count the Violent Femmes among the latter: Its debut record, alm...

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  1. Flooded KC again. Too bad none of this helps decrease my water bill.

  2. down came the rain and washed the voters out.

  3. 7:36 So pay it or move. Those are your only two choices. Being a whiny little bicth on a blog does nothing but make you look like a butt-hurt loser.


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